Wade Hampton Statue, Columbia, SC
Wade Hampton Statue, Columbia, SC
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Business Climate in South Carolina

South Carolina has attracted an impressive roster of major employers including Boeing, BMW, Monster.com, Google, GE Energy and Michelin. Top industries in South Carolina include auto manufacturing, aerospace, biotechnology, and transportation and logistics. The Port of Charleston is among the busiest U.S. seaports. Colleges and universities include the University of South Carolina and Clemson. South Carolina beaches and some 400 golf courses make it a year-round outdoor recreation destination.


Facts & Stats

In 2013 alone, the state attracted more than $2.3 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) capital projects that created 2,600 jobs.


South Carolina by the Numbers